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Dec 23, 2011 4:00pm PST
almost 40 in damascus amid fears of bloodshed in syria. but who is responsible? final tributes to paid to the man who helped free his country from communism. and preserving a mighty church organ. be pushes on to find these giant instruments a new home -- the push is on to find these giant instruments a new home. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. is difficult to imagine the situation in syria getting much worse. over the months, a standoff between protesters and security forces have become increasingly violent. some feel the country is on the brink of civil war. but what happens today is unprecedented in the conflict. more than 40 were killed in what is believed to been two suicide bombings in damascus. the opposition accused the government itself for trying to influence the team of arab league observers. >> this was a devastating escalation of syria's vineland's. -- vineland's. is revoked the terror of neighboring iraq. cars packed with explosives. here, a vehicle mangled by the blast. and all of this happened in an area that should be one of the
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Dec 2, 2011 4:00pm PST
. unemployment falls to its lowest level in two years. as the standoff continues in syria, and the death toll mounts, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now warming temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> and a legendary broadcaster issues a warning on climate change and the impact it's having before our very eyes. welcome to our vurings on pbs america and around the world. 8.6%. you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. it's the number u.s. unemployment fell to last month. down a healthy chunk from october. it's a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy. and it brings unemployment down to its lowest level in 2 1/2 years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everybody. >> and what a christmas gift the president has got. ♪ >> it's not exactly wonderland. but getting america's unemployment comfortably below 9% is a welcome boost. many of the 120,000 extra jobs created last month came in retail. shoppers dug into their purses and stores for extra workers to help. results, a little economic fairy dust. but mr. oba
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Dec 20, 2011 6:00pm PST
? >> and now "bbc road ms." longtime rulers is lying in state. more heavy bloodshed in syria. dozens of people have been killed in clashes. >> joe biden urges iraq's prime minister to work to resolve a deepening crisis. as scientists discover some of the most significant planets outside our solar system. it is 10:00 a.m. in singapore. >> it is 10:00 a.m. in london. broadcasting to viewers in america and around the world. welcome to "newsday". in north korea the country's new leader met mourners. he died on saturday at the age of 69. concerns about the transition of power. >> kim jong il, a site familiar to others, now mourned. this is the new guardian, kim johnn un. with a few years at the top council, he is the man america and china will be negotiating with. many of them poorer and hngrier. more critical of those who lead them. their tears appeared just as real. ere they the last time. >> you could not not cry in public. you had to pinch yourself. others were laughing. it is even more fake. >> the great fear is not in sincerity on the streets of pyongyang. >> how well they will manage
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Dec 7, 2011 4:00pm PST
> this is bashar al-ass"bbc wos america." syria's president strikes back. he says he is not responsible for the recent bloodshed. >> i did my best to tell people you should not go guilty would you did your best. you do not feel guilty when you do not kill people. inote ling for oa rev- russia. the recent president said the recent vote should be in a live boy. coming home. we travel to fort hood, texas, where the joye is tinge with sacrifice. withhe joy is tinged sacrifice. welcome to our viewers on pbs, america, and around the globe. during the past nine months the people of syria have taken to the streets in protest against their government, and over 4000 have paid with their life. in rare television interview with barbara walters, the syrian president, bashar al-assad, flatly denied he ordered the use of brutality. instead blaming the violence on others. paul would starts the coverage -- paul woods starts the coverage. >> day after day unarmed syrian protectors have come out to face machine guns, snipers, and army vehicles. the costs so far is 4000 dead mom. . but in his a
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Dec 13, 2011 5:00am EST
now believed to have been killed in anti-government protests in it syria. in karachi, dozens of boys have been found chained in basement of an islamic summit. canada becomes the first country to withdraw from the kyoto protocol on climate change. welcome to pc world news. whistle-blower's strikes back. japan's olympus returns in a bid it to clean up the board. the god particle. a revolution that could revolutionize the way we look at the world. top human-rights official says there has been a huge rise and the number of people killed in it syria. since the anti-government protest started in march, it is believed that more than 5000 people have now died. she said her figure suggested that 14,000 people have been arrested and more than 12,000 have fled to neighboring countries. syria accuses her of not be objective or fair, since her report took no account of the more than 1000 syrian security forces they say have been killed. jane o'brien reports from washington. >> heavy shelling nrocks houses in syrian city. one of the focal points that has resulted in a crackdown by the government.
WHUT
Dec 9, 2011 6:30pm EST
least 24 people have been killed in renewed anti-government protests across syria. four children were said to be among the demonstrations that take place after a friday prayer. it is estimated 14000 people have died in the uprising against president al-assad since march. a spokesman for syria's foreign ministry said the president was appalled and saddened by the ongoing violence. during a press conference he also called on the international community to help syria find an exit to the crisis. >> we are appealing to the outside world and our brothers all over the world to help syria through this and to stop in sight met - inciting people, pressuring, ching. this is not helping syria. if you affect this area institutions, there will be no ability to build the state. >> syria is still under international pressure. >>> a fierce fire ripped through a hospital in india, killing at least 90 people. many of them were patients who became trapped. it took firefighters in calcutta five hours to get the blaze under control, and fleeing medical staff are accused of abandoning their patients. >> the
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Dec 21, 2011 4:00pm PST
and syria, the warning comes that the death toll could be above 6000. just days after u.s. forces leave, iraq faces political crisis as the prime minister calls for the vice president to be handed over for trial. the american city on the brink of bankruptcy and the residents who refuse to give vent to an economy and in crisis. -- give in to an economy in crisis. ♪ a blast from the past, they thought it was lost for nearly 40 years but a rare recording of 8th bowie classic is rediscovered. -- a bowie classic is rediscovered. welcome to our viewers on tbs in america and around the globe. the white house says they are as deeply disturbed by reports that as many as 250 people have been killed since the start of this week. their most recent condemnation comes as human rights campaigners say that more than 6000 civilians have died since the uprising began in march. that is much higher than the u.n. estimate. this report contains some graphic images. >> the violence is obviously getting worse as these pictures being sent in by ordinary people from across syria show, even if they cannot
WHUT
Dec 16, 2011 7:00am EST
faith in nuclear-powered? welcome to "gmt." also in the program -- new moves to pressure syria as the u.n., russia signals willingness to condemn bashar al-assad. bradley manning, the u.s. soldier accused of stealing secrets to wikileaks is about to make his first court appearance. it is midday in london, 4:00 p.m. in moscow and 9:00 p.m. in tokyo where the prime minister told his nation the fukushima plant is now stable. nine months after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the area, he said it is now in -- the plant is now in cold shutdown. but the disaster is likely to haunt japan for decades. roland berger reports from tokyo. >> explosions -- since explosions shook the nuclear plant, the reactors were pushed into meltdown after being engulfed by a huge tsunami. now the government announced that workers at the power station achieved their goal. it is in a state of cold shutdown and the leaks of radiation have been substantially reduced. >> since i took office, i have been saying that for japan to be reborn, fukushima has to be saved. the nuclear power plant accident needed
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Dec 22, 2011 4:00pm PST
syria, an advance team of observers from the arab league has arrived in the country amid reports of increasing violence. the full deployment is sent to oversee an arab league peace plan that calls for the withdrawal of troops from the street and the release of all prisoners. at the same time the violence continues and in the latest incident, four civilians have been killed in the central city of homs. what if any pressure can be brought to bear against the assad regime? that is where the questions i posed to the former u.s. ambassador to syria. what can the arab league monitors realistically do? >> we have to note that syria had refused the monitors. they wanted to put so many conditions on it that it would have been worthless. now we know when the arab league threatened to go to the security council, that is when the regime settled. they agreed to 150 monitors coming in. no one who knows this regime believes that these monitors will be given any real freedom to go where they want when they want. the syrians will show them what they want them to see. this is a ploy to buy time on th
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Dec 28, 2011 4:00pm PST
>> the loss of life in syria despite the presence of arab league monitors. the north koreans pay their last respects to kim jong un hill and all eyes turned to the regime's new leaders. escalating sectarian violence in nigeria as christians warned that they will respond following a wave of deadly islam as the tax. welcome to "bbc world news." palestinian police rushed in to break up a brawl between rival priests at the church of the nativity in bethlehem. could the colosseum in rome be crumbling? violence is continuing in syria despite the presence of the arab league monitoring mission. 10 people were killed including one child on wednesday. syrian state television is report that 755 people held in their role in the uprising have been released but activists say as many as 15,000 remain in prison. this report does contain distressing images. >> no let up in the violence even with the arab league monitors whose mission is to try to stem the bloodshed. these images from the town of homs which emerged after the team said the situation was reassuring. opposition activists are determin
PBS
Dec 13, 2011 4:00pm PST
lot of questions in pakistan. now to syria where the united nations says the 5000 people have been killed in the government crackdown on protesters that began in march. and still, the international community isn't speaking with one voice. moscow's foreign minister angrily accused the west of taking had a moral stance by pressuring the president while not condemning the armed extremist groups trying to oust him. for more, a senior fellow at the hoover institute. thank you for joining me. the 5000 people dead since march. the russians say that it is the west that is immoral, not speaking up for the president. there is no consensus? >> it was only 10 days ago that the united nations estimated that 4000 people had been killed since the rebellion erupted in syria. we added 1000 people in the last few days. 1500 people have died in the epicenter of this fight between the book tour, the regime, and his population. libya let us astray. it we thought libya would be the example the before and rescue mission would come to syria and alas, we know better. >> the numbers seem to have increased.
WETA
Dec 13, 2011 6:00pm EST
others. >> program scenes and a lot of questions in pakistan. now to syria where the united nations says the 5000 people have been killed in the government crackdown on protesters that began in march. and still, the international community isn't speaking with one voice. moscow's foreign minister angrily accused the west of taking had a moral stance by pressuring the president while not condemning the armed extremist groups trying to oust him. for more, a senior fellow at the hoover institute. thank you for joining me. the 5000 people dead since march. the russians say that it is the west that is immoral, not speaking up for the president. there is no consensus? >> it was only 10 days ago that the united nations estimated that 4000 people had been killed since the rebellion erupted in syria. we added 1000 people in the last few days. 1500 people have died in the epicenter of this fight between the book tour, the regime, and his population. libya let us astray. it we thought libya would be the example the before and rescue mission would come to syria and alas, we know better. >> the n
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Dec 30, 2011 4:00pm PST
in syria, hundreds of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to show the level of anti-government sentiment. they fired on the protesters. at 35 were killed. the united states has called upon the syrian government to give observers access. >> a mass turnout of anti- dormant protesters are across the country. -- anti-government protesters across the country. as has been the case all week, and violence. this is a suburb of the capital damascus. demonstrators have running battles with security forces. people did the best that they could to help the injured. nearby, there appear to be a large number of arrests. what happened to these men is not known. we cannot verify these pictures. across syria, activists say that dozens were killed today. all this under the eyes of arab league observers, surrounded by people desperate to tell their story. activists say that over 150 people have been killed. protesters have reported clashes across the country. more than 60 monitors on the ground have managed to visit a few of these places. exactly what they saw it is not clear. whatever t
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Dec 12, 2011 5:00am EST
now, "bbc world news." >> local elections are being held in syria despite continuing clashes between anti-government activists and security forces. british prime minister david cameron today tells parliament why he refused to sign the eurozone rescue treaty. protests, unemployment, corruption, and poverty is the most talked about global topics in a bbc survey. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm geeta guru-murthy. also in this program -- a south korean coast guard is stabbed to death after a chinese fishing boat is prevented from fishing in illegal waters. and lots of new species, including this monkey, discovered in vietnam. >> after months of violence in syria, it looks like local elections will go ahead today. opposition groups have called for people to boycott the vote and continue with the general strike, which started yesterday. turnout is expected to be very low. activists say they received a reliable report of heavy fighting between the security forces and soldiers who defected to the opposition in the southern province. the bbc's jonathan head is watching this from istanbul in
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Dec 27, 2011 4:00pm PST
>> israeli outrage against ultra-orthodox jews. arab league observers began working in syria. the u.s. accuses damascus of step attacks against its own people at of their arrival. a new outpouring of public grief is expected on the streets of p'yongyang. a very warm welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and our around the world. how this iconic paris cathedral fell in and out of favor and back in again. the giant outdoor escalator transforming lives and one of columbia's poorest neighborhoods. several thousand israelis have demonstrated in the town of beit shemesh to condemn the behavior of old so orthodox jews who want to segregate between the sexes. the behavior of -- the israeli president has said a minority in israel is acting is -- is acting outrageously. >> by early evening, thousands had gathered in beit shemesh angry at the treatment of women by ultra orthodox jews who want greater separation between the sexes. in recent months, many israelis have been shocked of grown men hurl abuse at school girls. their crime, dressing in modestly. >> >> over the weekend, israeli tel
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Dec 13, 2011 2:30pm PST
. bbc news, islamabad. >> children in a grim conditions there. now, to syria, where the united nations say 5000 people have been killed in a crackdown on protesters that began in march, and today, the u.s. urged russia to join action with the security council, but the moscow foreign minister accused the u.s. of taking an immoral stance by pressuring assad but by not dealing with the extremist groups trying to oust him. a senior fellow at the hoover institute joins me from new york. thanks so much for joining me. 5000 people now dead since march, and we have the russians saying it is the west that is immoral in not speaking up for the president. there is no consensus. >> absolutely, katty. we have to remember that the estimated 4000 people had been killed since the rebellion erupted in syria, so we have added 1000 people in the last few days. 1500 people have died in one city which has become the epicenter of this fight between the butcher, the regime of assad, and you're absolutely right, there is no consensus. libby let us astray. we thought libya would be the example, that the foreig
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Dec 27, 2011 12:30am PST
bloodshed in syria continues as the arab league observers arrived. japanese experts stand accused of multiple failures and respect -- response to the nuclear disaster fukushima. the man chosen as the next leader of north korea has his first meeting with south korea. a teenager staff to death on one of the most famous shopping streets. welcome to the bbc news broadcast on pbs -- pbs in america. coming up, why this is becoming an increasingly rare sight in the forests of indonesia. the first group of arab league observers has arises -- are arrived in syria to end the violence in the country. it is believed they are in damascus. the group is urged to go to the city of homs or 20 people were killed. -- where 20 people were killed. >> this is what the activists want the observers to see. hard to fake images posted on the internet of what they say is the destruction caused by the shelling of residential areas and homes. they also showed pictures of -- that are too gruesome of us to a broadcast of a limp and bleeding corpses short against the streets in homs. this has been going on in four
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Dec 27, 2011 5:30pm EST
extremists calling for gender segregation. arab league observers began their work in syria. the u.s. accuses damascus of stepping up attacks against their people ahead of the rival. india has passed a landmark bill cracking down on corruption. hezare would like a tougher law. welcome to "bbc world news" on america at -- on pbs in america and around the globe. one of the strange occurrences reported in north korea ahead of wednesday's state funeral. watch it again, sam. why hollywood has become so obsessed with sequels. the president of israel has condemned the behavior of ortho or -- ultra-orthodox jews whose campaign for gender segregation in public places has led to clashes. in beit shemesh, women have been subjected to harassment by ultra-orthodox men who claim they have not been properly dressed. the rally has highlighted the division between moderate jews and minority extremists and the issue of religious coercion. our colleague was in the town of beit shemesh and he told us about what sparked outrage. >> israeli television did a story on a family, and 8-year- old who had been getting a
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Dec 16, 2011 12:30am PST
surprised members of the un security council by circulating a new resolution on the crisis in syria. western nations are pushing for tough action against the syrian government. they say the draft is not strong enough but they're willing to negotiate. breaking the deadlock which has paralyzed action on syria. >> this was the security council's defining moment on syria. in october, a vote on a european resolution condemned the violence and opened the door to sanctions. it was vetoed by chuck -- by china and russia, who offered a weaker draft. the deep divisions has -- have paralyzed further action. until now, russia has circulated a stronger, updated version of its text. >> i propose to the council a new version which takes into account the development of the past few months and which considerably strengthens all aspects of the previous text. with regard to violence, the need to uphold human rights, expediting reforms. >> 1 development has been an upsurge in violence. this video shows civilians shot by gunmen. the u.s. says more than 5000 people have been killed in the nine-month upri
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Dec 2, 2011 5:00am EST
with burma after talking to hillary clinton. discussing the situation in syria, its human rights council is to discuss evidence that the security forces committed crimes against humanity. it follows a report that accuses a them of a shoot to kill policy. addressing the meeting the high commissioner called on the international community to come together to help protect the syrian people. >> the syrian authorities continue ruthless oppression, which if not stopped now can drive the country into a full fledged drivel war. in light of the failure to protect the citizens, the international community needs to take you are intelligent measures to protect the citizens. >> folks in geneva following those addresses there's obviously little the council itself can do. any idea of what they want to see happen? >> interestingly i think this meeting is aimed equally not just at the syrian authorities but at the united nations security council that have been asked in the past few months take action in syria but failed to act partly because russia and china objected. but now the member states are
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Dec 24, 2011 12:30am PST
-- following many requests by relatives and religious institutions. the political uprising in syria that has seen nine months of carnage across the country has taken a deadly turn with two car bombs exploding in the city of damascus. more than 40 people were killed. state media suggested that the attacks were carried out by al qaeda. >> this was a devastating escalation of serious violence. according to the government, the two suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives into state intelligence buildings. hear, a vehicle was mangled by the blast appeared and -- by the blast. and all of this happen in an area that should be one of the most secure in the country. the dead and wounded were said to include security personnel and civilians. television broadcast images of the survivors as they recovered in hospital. >> i saw a black car and then an explosion appeared after that, i was taken to hospital. >> the attacks struck at the heart of president bush are ellis said -- president bashar al assad. he tried to implicate the opposition. but optimism -- but opposition activists say that storie
WETA
Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
prime minister in a real maliki stand side by side. >> the war is ended. >> syria hold local elections, but in a country where more than 5000 have reportedly been killed. taking scullin by storm after arriving from china. today was the time for the and a pair of sweet and sunshine to meet the press. -- the panda pair swee and sunshine to meet the press. welcome. the troops are coming home, but america is not abandoning the middle east. that was president obama's message today as he stood by prime minister maliki today. after nine long controversial years, on december 31, the last american troops will leave the country. but can the u.s. be influential without having boots on the ground? >> present! >> prime minister maliki asked to come to arlington national cemetery where thousands of americans who died in iraq are buried. today, they honored the dead. and for mr. obama today, and warning to iraq caused powerful overbearing neighbor iran. >> just as iraq has pledged not to interfere with other nations, other nations must not interfere in iraq. iraq's sovereignty must be respected. >> t
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Dec 29, 2011 12:30am PST
blare as the whole country comes to a standstill. in syria, there is no respite from the violence, despite the presence of arab league monitors. the united states warned it will not tolerate iran's aggression in the middle east. welcome to the bbc news, broadcast in america and around the globe. coming up a bit lichter, a brush with the law. orthodox priest who clashed in a cleanup at jesus' presumed earthquakes. another member of the gandhi dynasty comes to the forefront. can't it reverse the fortunes of the congress party? welcome once again. possibly a million soldiers and civilians fill the central square in p'yongyang to take part in a national memorial service for kim jong il. his son and designated successor, kim jong un , was hailed as a new supreme leader of the state and the military. the end of the official mourning was marked by a three minutes' silence, followed by trains, factories, and ships sounding their horns across the nation. lucy williamson is in seoul. how was this memorial service covered in south korea? was it on the national broadcaster? >> i think very fe
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Dec 23, 2011 2:30pm PST
difficult to a imagine the situation in syria getting much worse. thousands are believed to have died since the struggle for democratic change began. some feel the country is now on the brink of civil war. what happened today was unprecedented. more than 40 people were killed in what is believed to have been to suicide bombings and damascus. the opposition accused the government of staging the blast to try to influence a team of arab service. >> this was a devastating escalation of violence. here in damascus, scenes that evoke the terror of neighboring iraq. according to the government, to suicide bombers drove cars into state intelligence buildings on the west side of the city. a vehicle mangled by the blast. all of this happened in an area that should be one of the most secure in the country. the dead and wounded were said to include security personnel and civilians. >> television broadcast images of the survivors as they recovered and hospital. >> i saw a black car and then an explosion. after that, i was taken to hospital. >> until today, damascus have largely avoided the kind of
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Dec 21, 2011 2:30pm PST
deeply disturbed by reports as many as 250 people that have been killed in syria since monday. a human rights group has accused the government of carrying out a massacre. >> this unverified a foot is purported to show a house in the city of homs, one of six hit by army shells. 12 people were killed there including a child. the images are too gruesome to show. syria signed up to the arab peace plan on monday and the violence goes on. in fact, it has intensified sharply. most of it has been not far from the border with turkey. the opposition syrian national council is calling it a massacre. they say that nearly 250 people have died since monday alone. this is the bloodiest time since the uprising began in march. they want the u.s. security council to declare this as an unsafe zone. there is little appetite for another military adventure. with that possibility in mind, the regime has been staging a military removers aimed at putting across the message that their uniform -- unified. troops and police have been killed in the violence virtually every day. the regime blames armed terror
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Dec 29, 2011 5:30pm EST
news america." >> people have been killed in syria in spite of a force there to oversee the peace plan. power is passed from father to son in north korea as hundreds of thousands mourn kim jong il. welcome to "bbc world news. the u.s. criticizes egypt as its forces raided the offices of democracy and human rights groups. >> we call on the egyptian government to immediately end the harassment of ngo staff, return all property, and resolve this issue. >> animal immigrants to the u.k. will be spent six months in quarantine. will that lessen disease? in syria, protesters have taken to the streets where arab league observers have been visiting today. government forces responded with violence. activists say 40 people were killed across the country including four in a damascus suburb. they also visited areas were shooting was reported, near the border to turkey. >> protesters called for the overthrow of the regime and the execution of the president, bashar al-assad. the presence of international monitors has not changed the course of the uprising or the ferocity of the regime's response. in h
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Dec 22, 2011 12:30am PST
now, "bbc world news." >> hello and welcome. here are the headlines. 200 dead in two days in syria. the u.s. says president bashar al-assad must leave power. the jail sentence for the australian teenager convicted of murdering this indian students. the england football captain is facing criminal charges after allegedly racially abusing an opponent. faced book is ordered to tighten up privacy rules. >> broadcasting to viewers on pbs in america and around the world. the united states has renewed its call for syria's president to leave power. it comes as sources in serious opposition groups claiming the number of people who have died is much higher than estimates given by the united nations. the group's -- there is evidence that 6000 people have been killed since the uprising. >> though violence is obviously getting worse. these pictures being sent in from ordinary people across syria. syrian opposition says 250 people have died since monday alone. these pictures are thought to be from the idlib in the northwest. there has been an organized massacre, the opposition claims. they have s
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Dec 3, 2011 12:30am PST
now, "bbc world news." >> condemning syria posed a bird cracked on. the u.n. demands an end to gross and systematic violations against anti-government protesters. diplomats from iran's embassy in london and drive back in iran. stock markets enjoyed their best week for almost three years. welcome to bbc news, broadcast to our viewers around the globe. coming up later for the, russia's public servants' luxury lifestyle. report on the epidemic of corruption and greed. how modern technology proved this painting was by rembrandt. the top human rights body at the united nations accused syria of gross and systematic violations in the suppression of protesters. a resolution passed by the u.n. human rights council has been described as the toughest of there. it demands the immediate end to the violence, the release of political prisoners, and the suspension of the security forces suspected of abuses. from a symbol, we report. >> a standoff in northwestern syria. at the moment, there is no shooting. "we don't fear your soldiers or your militia." it was similar in other towns. they are calling
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Nov 30, 2011 4:00pm PST
the world -- there has been violence in syria, footage has emerged showing civilians coming under fire. activists say six people died in the violence. the syrian government says it has freed more than 900 prisoners involved in the recent anti-government protest. supporters of the former ivory coast president have expressed outrage at his transfer to the international criminal court. he is going to face charges of crimes against humanity. the icc says there is evidence that this violence that followed his defeat last year was deliberately organized by his supporters. the biggest walkout in a generation -- that's what labor unions are claiming in britain today. millions of public sector workers joined a nationwide strike to protest against the government's big spending cuts. it is they see now we have watched play out across industrialized world this year as workers feel the pain of austerity measures. >> it is the biggest strike for a generation. huge protests round -- wound their way through major cities in london, leads, birmingham and carcass. those involved are unhappy they're
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Dec 26, 2011 2:30pm PST
." >> monitors arrived in syria as 20 more people are killed in heavy shelling. a car bomb explodes outside iraq's military ministry in baghdad. a veteran chinese dissident is joe for 10 years for his online political essays. a warm welcome to bbc world news broadcasting on pbs in america and also around the globe. brazil's economy is forging ahead, we reveal its new position. two stabbings and london's most famous shopping streets and one of the busiest days of the year. the first group of arab league observers has arrived to attempt to end the violence. at least 20 people were killed on the third day of heavy shelling. the aftermath video has appeared on the internet, but it is too gruesome to transmit on tv. but this is what the activists want the arab observers to see. unverifiable, but hard to fake images of what they say is the destruction caused by shelling of residential areas, the third biggest city. they also showed pictures that are too gruesome for us to a broadcast of the bleeding corpses. activists are calling it a massacre. but this is been going on for weeks with people repo
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Dec 14, 2011 6:30pm EST
some exceptions. i think of syria, where you have majorities protesting against the minority. >> that is the shape it has taken. it did not start out this way. it is worth remembering that the syrian uprising was almost identical to the one we saw in egypt, tunisia. the regime has successfully fought back by characterizing this as a shia versus sunni thing, and i'm afraid that is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. but it is still a revolution in progress. there are still many steps. thank you very much for joining us. on the short list for person of the year coming in at no. 5 was kate middleton. if you did not get enough of her this year, do not worry. you will see plenty of her and the rest of the royal family in 2012. our royal correspondent has more on the and itinerary. >> the golden jubilee of 2002 brought up the crowd and took the queen and her husband to different parts of the united kingdom. the program for the diamond jubilee is said by buckingham palace to be even more extensive. the queen will concentrate on the united kingdom across four months, starting at the
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Dec 29, 2011 4:00pm PST
in the jamaican elections. in syria, protesters have taken to the streets where arab league observers have been focusing. up to 40 people have been killed across the country including four in a damascus suburbs. the observers visited deraa, idlib, and hama. >> in idlib, protesters called for the overthrow the regime and the execution of the president. the presence of international monitors has not changed the course of the uprising or the ferocity of the regime's response. in hama, one of the cradles of the protest movement, troops reportedly opened fire. activists say at least 10 people were killed. there was similar scenes in deraa. the pictures are hard to verify but in a northern suburb of damascus, monitors were visiting city hall when security forces were said to have opened fire on demonstrators. how am partial candies arab league monitors be when some of their own governments are also cracking down on similar popular uprisings? >> the forces are reliant for their safety and freedom of movements on the very people they're supposed to be monitoring. the arab league rep
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Dec 8, 2011 4:00pm PST
looking around in their neighborhood. some of their client states -- syria, libya, have had bad years. they have concerns about progress of a missile defense system. things are not going well from their standpoint in terms of u.s.-russia relations. you have mutual shots across the bal here. >> this is very different from the hillary clinton who stood there and pushed the reset button with sergei lavrov. this is noticeably different. >> putin will be reelected president and america will have to deal with him. there are areas where the u.s. and russia can continue to operate but there are some strains in the relationship. >> thank you very much for coming in. but rare putin clearly planning on staying around a long time. -- vladimir putin clearly planning on staying around for a long time. robert mugabe is also planning on staying around for a long time. he spoke at the annual congress. he has been in power for the past 31 years. even after a power-sharing deal was struck, there remain serious concerns in the country. >> he still has his fans here, president mugabe's face on almost ever
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Dec 15, 2011 6:00pm EST
uncertainty with syria. there's covetedness from iran. there is a nation that is like a border -- iraq is a border state. it's got to maintain relations with all its neighbors and it's got frictions in the north and east and west. >> but you don't agree with those who say that by pulling out now, america has unnecessarily emboldened iran? >> no, because there is a lot of other pressures on iran first, but secondly, this was discussed with the government of iraq, and they weren't prepared to have u.s. troops stay there and have the kind of legal immunity that's required for troops to take action in a foreign country. they understood what the consequences would be. they made that decision, and frankly, after all this time, if you listen to the expressions of popular support and they say they're happy that we're going, good. i think we should listen to people. we've done an awful lot in iraq, some of it didn't work out as well, but a lot of it was with the greatest intentions and there have been some tremendous accomplishments by our soldiers, our men and women in uniform, from the bottom of t
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Dec 9, 2011 6:00pm PST
different direction. >> at least 24 people have been killed in protests against czar. -- syria. more than 5,000 people have died in the uprising against alashad since march. the gunman who shot a virginia tech police officer has been named as a 22-year-old student from a nearby university. he had stolen a car on wednesday, the day before police officer was killed. several thousand people have been demanding compensation for a cholera outbreak. they say u.n. peace keepers carried the disease to haiti, causing an epidemic, which killed almost 7,000. 910 cans of asparagus have been seized by anti-narcotics police. police sources say the destination of the spanish destination of mallorca, it was worth around $20 mlt. president cabilla has been given another term in office. he said the announcement of victory for his rival was a provocation. >> there's anger on the street. the election for another term is deemed unacceptable here. they voted for his main rival. he has run the country so badly, we hate it, says this opposition supporter. we want him to leave, because nothing works in congo
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Dec 16, 2011 4:00pm PST
. resolution on syria. on thursday, moscow surprised at the council by circulating a new draft resolution on the crisis, criticizing the violence but making no mention of sanctioned. the french foreign ministry said it was unacceptable but it did say that it was a positive step that moscow recognized the need to react. it is now up to the voters to decide. after months of campaigning, last night the republican hopefuls in the u.s. presidential race took to the stage one last time in iowa before people there make their pick. a lot is riding on the first contest of 2012 and each candidate is trying to play to their strength while hoping that their weaknesses do not play to them on caucus night. -- plague them on caucus night. how do you think that the candidates are shaping up? >> we have the dynamic of this race which has been one candidate who is extremely consistent and constant in his 20%, 25% support. he has been challenged. he has been at the top of the hill. one after the other charges the hill and then seems to tumble back down. >> we are talking about mitt romney here. >
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Dec 23, 2011 12:30am PST
the arab league has arrived in syria because of the increasing violence in the country. full deployment of the foreign ministers is intended to oversee a peace plan that calls for the withdrawal of all troops from the streets and the release of all prisoners, but the violence goes on. in the latest incident, at least four civilians were killed. >>> hamas, which governs gaza, has joined the plo. hamas has reached agreement from plo membership with the arrival, which is in power on the west bank. the deal follows three days of talks in cairo in advance of the palestinian reconciliation. >>> republicans in the u.s. house of representatives said a vote on a deal to extend a payroll tax cut, their leader agreed to call a vote on the measure friday. the hope that it will save businesses. the bill was fought in the senate last -- the bill was passed in the senate last saturday but has exposed deep divisions among republicans. >>> for most of us, it is a tiny insect, but for more than 1000 years, the cricket has held a firm placed in the hearts of many in china who have kept them as
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Dec 14, 2011 5:30pm EST
something about it, it is what underpins these are round the world. >> i think of someone like syria were you have minorities -- majorities protesting the minority. >> that is the shape it has taken. the syrian uprising was almost identical to the one that we saw in egypt, tunisia. the regime has successfully fought back when characterizing this. i will say that is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. but it is still a revolution in progress. there are still many steps to move forward. >> the protester is the person of the year. on the short list for * person of the year, coming in no. 5 was caked middleton. if you did not get enough of her this year, you will see plenty of her in 2012. the plans announced the diamond jubilee. dodge the golden jubilee of 2002 brought out the clouds -- - crowds. they will be 10-years older, and the program for the diamonds set by the palace to be even more extensive. the queen will concentrate on the u.k. while members of the family will focus on other countries. this is how it looks for breton. -- britain. in april, she'll sepnd -- spend two days in
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Dec 2, 2011 5:30pm EST
standoff continues in syria, the international community ramps up pressure on the assad regime. >> now, warmer temperatures have meant less sea ice. >> a legendary broadcast that issues the warning on climate change and the impact of it is having on our lives. welcome to our viewers on pbs in america and also around the globe. 8.6%. remember that figure because you will be hearing a lot of it from the white house. that is a number that unemployment fell too. this is a glimmer of good news for the u.s. economy and brings unemployment down to its lowest level in two and a half years. no wonder president obama is smiling. >> merry christmas, everyone. >> what a christmas gift the president has got. it is not exactly wonderland but getting this comfortably below 9% is a boost. the shoppers dug into their purses and stores took on extra workers to help. the result, a little economic fairy dust. mr. obama knows that the trend will not last if congress does not act. >> we need to keep that growth growing. that means that congress needs to extend payroll tax cuts for working americans. congres
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Dec 7, 2011 7:00am EST
-- more protests and more deaths in syria. we will not leave until the deal is done. french president nicolas sarkozy and german chancellor angela merkel ahead of europe's crunched summit. it is midday in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, and 4:00 in the afternoon in moscow, where security forces are still patrolling the streets in what appears to be a massive show of force after two days of protests in the wake of the weekend's election, which saw a vastly reduced majority for putin's party. the opposition says he would be out of office altogether were it not for systematic vote rigging. is this the start of a new mass movement? i should just say -- in the last few minutes, we've heard that the former soviet union leader has asked for the results of the election to be annulled. to discuss this with me, a former dissident who was imprisoned by the communists in the 1980's and now works for human rights center memorial. thank you for being with us. you have been a dissident from communist times. do you see anything new in the latest protests? >> [inaudible] another new point is that i t
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Dec 30, 2011 7:00am EST
." >> reports of further protests in the streets of syria in a show of strength to the arab league monitors. the government revealed its plans to revive the troubled economy of spain. a political comeback and jamaica for the former prime minister, portia simpson miller. welcome to "bbc world news." i am david eades. blink and you missed it. how samoa abandoned friday. also, we know they are clever, but how clever? a new take on the ability of chimps to look out for each other. >> thank you for joining us. with friday prayers coming to a close in syria, there have been calls from activists for tens of thousands of protesters to get out on the streets and let the arab league monitors know exactly how they feel about their government. so far, the activists say the observers have done little to stop the bloodshed. our correspondent is in neighboring beirut. we're getting reports of more violence breaking out. this time in douma. >> that is right. it is difficult to know exactly what is going on inside syria. as you said, reports of clashes between tens of thousands of demonstrators in douma, a
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